The Highline has quickly become a hotspot on the west side of Manhattan. With an array of native plant species and juxtaposition of old and new, this park provides a unique perspective of the industrial edge of the city. Section two, scheduled to open in spring of 2011 has a lot of amazing features including a grass lawn over 23rd street, more wildflower meadows and an elevated walkway that will give you the feeling of floating through the trees planted below. The coolest part of the Highline, in my opinion, is that it is a seamless example of a green roof installation. Green roofs can be aesthetically pleasing and functional while still being an environmentally conscious design solution. Watch the video and have a sneak peek at section 2 at the link below:
I attached some pictures from our private tour of the unfinished highline at 34th Street (section 3) this fall. This section is still not owned by the organization. It really gives perspective for how much they transformed the tracks.